- Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:57 am
Students in different grade levels were matched up in small groups or pairs to read their favorite fall or Halloween stories at Hawley Elementary School on Friday, October 30, by flashlight, with the lights turned off in the classrooms.
The reading event was the first at the school, according to Hawley lead teacher Keri Snowden.
“We wanted a way to celebrate, but in a way that supports what we are doing in the school,” said Ms Snowden.
- Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:56 am
The Board of Education approved its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Tuesday, September 15, with the addition of a $1.62 million Hawley Elementary School boiler project.
The project was added to the fourth year of the five-year spending plan.
- Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:49 am
For the second meeting in a row, the Board of Education postponed a decision on its five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) on Tuesday, September 1.
A decision is expected during the board’s next scheduled meeting, September 15.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:23 am
Karen Smiley, left, was escorted by her daughter Lauren and son Andrew to look at art on display for Hawley Elementary School's Art Show, held on Thursday, June 11.
- Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:53 am
Hawley Elementary School students Sam Kirshner, left, and Piper Feli participated in a Beach Ball Relay station during Hawley Elementary School’s Field Day on May 29. The station challenged participants to hold hands while not touching a beach ball, which was snuggled between the participants while they raced.
- Thursday, June 11, 2015
Author and illustrator Lita Judge visited three of Newtown’s elementary schools between Monday, May 11, and Thursday, May 14, sharing stories about her life, her pets, and from her books.
Her first visit was to Middle Gate Elementary School on Monday, May 11.
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Within a week of a Facility and Enrollment Study Committee report presentation, the Hawley Elementary School community delivered a sharp response to the idea of closing the school.
- Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A facility and enrollment study, presented by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, June 2, recommends closing Hawley Elementary School due to declining enrollment.
While Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, cost estimates were also provided for the closure of the middle school.
“This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy,” said Dr Erardi.
- Tuesday, June 2, 2015
After Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, presented configurations during the Board of Education's meeting on Tuesday, June 2, for closing a school in the district, he said the Facility and Enrollment Study Committee endorses closing an elementary school.
Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, but cost estimates were also provided if Newtown Middle School were closed.
"This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy," said Dr Erardi.
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13, Hawley Elementary School students were visited by therapy dogs, handlers, and representatives of Charlotte’s Litter.
Charlotte’s Litter is a Newtown Kindness program that was founded by her parents to honor Charlotte Helen Bacon, who loved dogs and lost her life on 12/14, and the support that her family and friends received from local comfort and therapy dogs.